The City of Santa Clarita City Council will be joined by Mayor Frank Roberts of Lancaster, and the City’s MTA representative, in celebrating the grand opening of the City’s new Transit Maintenance Facility in the Rye Canyon Industrial Park. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the new site located at 28250 Constellation Road (at Alta Vista Drive). The Transit Maintenance Facility is a state of the art “green” building, which allows the City to house, maintain and clean its fleet of buses, saving the City over $1 million annually. The new facility features a 22,000 administrative and operations office building; a maintenance building with seven maintenance bays; an automated bus wash/chassis wash; a diesel fueling station; a compressed natural gas fueling station for public and transit use, and parking for 110 buses plus 163 automobile parking spaces. “The City’s facility is a high-quality project that is environmentally sensitive by using state of the art, energy efficient and sustainable building methods,” commented Robert Newman, Director of Public Works for the City of Santa Clarita. The project was funded in large portion by the Federal Transit Administration as well as locally funded by the State and City. Funding was also secured through the assistance of the Transportation Alliance and Congressman Howard “Buck McKeon.
The event is free but reservations are required, call the City at 661-255-4939.